Mental well-being in school-aged children in Europe: associations with social cohesion and socioeconomic circumstances

Antony Morgan, Candace Currie, Pernille Due, Saoirse Nic Gabhain, Mette Rasmussen, Oddrun Samdal, Rebecca Smith

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Abstract

This background paper presents a map depicting the prevalence of mental well-being among nationally representative samples of school-aged children in participating countries and regions in the WHO cross-national HBSC study during the period 1998 -2006. This description of mental well-being is based on three indicators: life satisfaction, self-rated health, and subjective health complaints.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial cohesion for mental well-being among adolescents. WHO/HBSC Forum 2007
EditorsAlex Mathieson, Theodora Koller
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherWHO Regional Office for Europe
Pages12-25
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9789289042888
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Keywords

  • adolescent
  • Health behaviour in school-aged children (HBSC)
  • health promotion
  • mental disorders
  • socioeconomic factors
  • school health services
  • Europe

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Morgan, A., Currie, C., Due, P., Nic Gabhain, S., Rasmussen, M., Samdal, O., & Smith, R. (2008). Mental well-being in school-aged children in Europe: associations with social cohesion and socioeconomic circumstances. In A. Mathieson, & T. Koller (Eds.), Social cohesion for mental well-being among adolescents. WHO/HBSC Forum 2007 (pp. 12-25). WHO Regional Office for Europe.